The baby has just been fed… and you’d like to relax, but your newborn is cranky and you’re tired too, so you cuddle the baby in your arms and sing a tune, perhaps the same lullaby your mom or dad sang to you. Without realizing it, you’ve just given your child a profound gift… one that offers a plethora of positive effects as she/he grows. The gift of course is music, which has been shown to play a positive role in a child’s development, enriching both motor and language skills; stimulating them mentally and helping them gain better coordination.
Children love repetition; they learn to listen, quickly grasping rhythm, and melody and before long… harmony. So for now, enjoy singing to your special baby, as she grows, so will her musical interest grow. You’ll be amazed!